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World Series game 1 draws 15M viewers

Game 1 of the 2010 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers earned an 8.9/15 household/rating share (15.0 million viewers) last night on FOX, allowing the network to cruise to victory as the top-rated program of the night.

Wednesday night’s broadcast ranked as the #5 program of the week-to-date in prime time broadcasts, on track to deliver ratings equal to a top ten prime time hit. Among Adults 18-49, last night’s game averaged a 4.7 rating to give FOX its best night of prime time television in this key demographic among households and average audience since the network’s American Idol finale in May. CBS was second with a 3.0.

The game was down 23% from last year’s game 1, but up 3% compared to the year before (2008–the last time the series didn’t feature the New York Yankees).

The full press release follows after the jump.

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